The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced recently it will extend the deadline for dicamba application on soybeans in Illinois for the 2019 growing season until July 15th.
Ag Director John Sullivan says the decision was not taken lightly but hopes it will provide relief to farmers pressured by planting decisions from extreme wet weather.
Anyone who planted before June 1st will remain subject to the original planting date plus 45 days after dicamba application. Anyone who planted after June 1st will follow the extended July 15th cutoff date.
The extension will not be official until the department reviews and approves the Special Local Needs products registration requests.